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#1
I'm looking for a marshall sounding amp, but all of the actual marshall amps are way out of my price range.

The tone I want is something like Slash, EVH, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and artist like those.

I dont care too much about the clean sound, because I could figure it out.

My price range is anything under $500USD, and I want a tube amp that can be used for practice, but is kinda loud, for gigs in the future.

The guitar i use right now is a squier strat, but im looking to upgrade in this area as well, just after the amp
Last edited by zachyh at Nov 18, 2008,
#2
get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.
#3
Quote by Dempsey68
get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.


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#5
Ive heard what people say about the MGs, are they really that bad?
But i said i wanted a tube amp aswell.
#7
no in all honesty i d say check out ceriatone amps and splawn amps...they re basically clones of the good ol marshalls...for if you want that marshally tone.
#8
Quote by whiteraven119
A Traynor of some sort should do the job.

Yes. Try out some of these, they fall right around your price range and will get the job done nicely. Also look into Laney or Orange (Tiny Terror ftw) if you're in the UK.
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#9
Quote by Dempsey68
get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.


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#10
Any specific recommendations with the traynors, ceriatone, or splawn amps?
#11
Keep your eyes peeled for a used Marshall Artist on craigslist or the like. They generally go for under $500. Otherwise you could get something like a Crate V18 combo or a little Blackheart stack and add a Fulltone OCD pedal. I'm sure you could make Marshall sounds out of that. The Peavey Windsor (not so much the Windsor Studio, imo) sounds like a Marshall too, but the head is $400 new, so that doesn't leave much cash for a cab.
#12
Quote by zachyh
Any specific recommendations with the traynors, ceriatone, or splawn amps?


Splawns are way out of your budget

Traynors, go with the YCV50, or YCV40.
Ceriatone, maybe the 18 watter?
#15
Make sure to look into peavey classics too.
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#16
As has been stated, the Windsor is well worth a look. But, if you do get one, don't get a Peavey cab, because the stock speakers are rubbish.

Also, don't get the combo version. It just isn't the same.
#17
Well, im not going to be needing a stack.
But this puts me in quite a pickle, as the windsor is good, but if i shouldnt get the combo, then ill be needing something else
#18
Quote by zachyh
Well, im not going to be needing a stack.
But this puts me in quite a pickle, as the windsor is good, but if i shouldnt get the combo, then ill be needing something else


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#20
Quote by darkarbiter7
Make sure to look into peavey classics too.

This the 30 can come in under 400 used or if you catch it on sale, and is plenty loud.
#21
What about the peavey valvekings
Im watching a video review, and it has pretty good cleans, and good distortion
And I found one for $280
#22
I like the VK and an OD pedal =] Or an Egnator....
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Didn't bother reading the blather.

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#25
I dont like the laneys, and i think they might be a bit too expensive for me now(i live in the US)
#26
Quote by zachyh
I dont like the laneys, and i think they might be a bit too expensive for me now(i live in the US)

Look used. You can get an AOR 50 for around 400.
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Quote by zachyh
I think ill get a peavey valve king, thanks every one

Valveking= for the Marshall sound.
#29
Quote by georgakis187
no in all honesty i d say check out ceriatone amps and splawn amps...they re basically clones of the good ol marshalls...for if you want that marshally tone.

splawns are extremely expensive dude...

i say try out oranges, epi valve jr's, and other low wattage tube amps
periphery/bulb!

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Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#30
I agree, the VK isn't a very good choice if you want the marshall tone.
If you want Marshall on a budget, I say the peavey classic again, or some kind of traynor.
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#31
yeah id say traynor ycv 50 or 40 or classic 30. great choices. or you could get a valve junior/ blackheart or other amp with solid clean channel and put fulltone ocd or MI audio crunch box on it.
#32
Valveking sound = American, Dark and slightly scooped.
British (Marshall) sound = British (duh), Middy and crisp.



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Last edited by bartdevil_metal at Nov 18, 2008,
#33
A Crate V33 is the cheapest way to go for a giggable amp that cops that tone pretty well.
#35
You would be better off buying computer speakers than a MG.

Try to find out where the older guys in your area buy and exchange
gear. You can find an experienced dealer with great deals on used
stuff.

Valve Kings are decent amps...but they don't have enough gain or presence
for anything considered hard. They actually dont sound much better than the
MG when you compare them in a small room...only better dynamics.
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Last edited by Washburnd Fretz at Nov 18, 2008,
#36
Quote by Washburnd Fretz


Valve Kings are decent amps...but they don't have enough gain or presence
for anything considered hard. They actually dont sound much better than the
MG when you compare them in a small room...only better dynamics.


as a practice amp, they might not be much better than an MG, but try adding an OD and an EQ to both of the amps, or try turning them all the way up
periphery/bulb!

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Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#38
Quote by Dempsey68
get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.


I'd sig quote if I had room...

Anyway, try a Fender Blues Junior. I don't know about Slash and EVH(I brought my strat rather than my HH guitar to demo the amps), but I could get a pretty convincing Clapton or SRV tone out of it.
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#39
i tried a hot rod deluxe last weekend, and i thought it was really awesome sounding
but i wasnt sure about slash and evh
i could have put an eq in front of it and had it running pretty good
but it was a little past my price range
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